Westchase, Florida

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Westchase is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,116 as of the 2000 census. The Census area is co-extensive with the ZIP code that serves the area (33626). Westchase is also one of the wealthiest areas of Hillsborough County.

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Description

Westchase is located halfway between Tampa and Clearwater. Its boundaries include Oldsmar to the west, Keystone to the north, Town 'n' Country to the south and Citrus Park to the east. Westchase Golf Course is a major recreational amenity for the community and the course is open to the public also (www.westchasegc.com).Tampa Bay Downs Horse Racetrack is located on the area's western edge.

History

Westchase was founded in 1991 with the approval of the County Commissioners of Hillsborough County.

Geography

Westchase is located at 28°3′10″N 82°36′41″W / 28.05278°N 82.61139°W / 28.05278; -82.61139 (28.052799, -82.611352)[3] or about 12 miles northwest of Tampa.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.0 km²), of which, 10.8 square miles (27.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.46%) is water.

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